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Old 06-15-2023, 07:25 PM
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Here is a peak at my current project.

I'm building out a JJRC Q60 to be a good off road runner that looks like a world war two US army truck. I've added servo steering, a new rock crawler ESC, a bigger LiPo battery and several 3d printed parts to help it look the part. These parts include 3d printed tires and wheels, a 3d printed rear bumper and hitch, a 3d printed winch mount front bumper, and 3d printed hoops (removable) for the canvas cargo cover. Even with all those add on parts it does not look like a historically correct US army truck, especially with the winch, so I'm thinking of it as a cartoon of a US army truck I can play rough with. That way, my 3d printed CCKW can stay safe on the shelf while I abuse this baby off road. I've already burned up 2 motors field testing the JJRC at Tankland, so now I have a bigger motor on the way. The winch works great, I love it.

Because it has a working winch, I've attached this truck to an engineering battalion, the 17th, and it will be involved in assembly and transport of the Bailey bridge. The 17th served in N. Africa, Sicily, Normandy, The Rhineland, and post war occupation duties.

I have an IR target circuit that can ride in the cargo bed allowing tanks to shoot and kill the truck. When the new motor arrives I can make a movie of it driving off road and being shot by a tank. For now, only the winch is working.

Here is a movie of it winching a jeep out of a gully at Tankland. Enjoy.

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nice one
enjoy

i really ought to finish my Vietnam dual winch truck some day.

is it ok if i post a video of my winch truck under this thread aswell?
could be a winching thread for others to share into

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Paco what electronics are you using in that?
Old 06-20-2023, 08:23 AM
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nice one
enjoy

i really ought to finish my Vietnam dual winch truck some day.

is it ok if i post a video of my winch truck under this thread aswell?
could be a winching thread for others to share into
Yes! Please do. That sounds fun.
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Originally Posted by Max-U52
Paco what electronics are you using in that?
This baby right here...

Amazon Amazon

The motor is stock... but the new bigger one is on the way.
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So that has 2 motor circuits, one for the wheels and one for the winch? What voltage does it provide for the winch? Is that one proportional or is it just stop and go?
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Single winch i made for a 8x8 Heavy Haulage truck and it really has alot of power especially when using snatch blocks
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Another video, this time of my Vietnam Era M123 twin winch prime mover truck, each winch can haul in 3-5kg without snatch blocks
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My apologies Paco, I'm about to hijack your thread for just a second.

Will, I just saw that guy's SAS jeep in 1/16 scale.How much of that is WCP? Did you provide all the stowage, or did he have to come up with that on his own? I also saw your SAS truck. Any chance you might do files for that in 1/6 scale? If I could build the truck in 1/6 scale to match my Jeep I think it might even convince me to fire up my printers once again. I haven't had either one of them running in almost 2 years, so I guess it's about time I got off my butt, eh? I'll bet Wayne has already built one in the larger scale, hasn't he?

We should do a chat on Skype. Let me know when would be a good time for you.

Sorry about that Paco, and thanks for your understanding.

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Originally Posted by Max-U52
So that has 2 motor circuits, one for the wheels and one for the winch? What voltage does it provide for the winch? Is that one proportional or is it just stop and go?
No, the ESC just controls the wheels and steering. The winch has it's own control run off a different receiver channel. I set it up on channel 5 so I can use the knob to control the winch. The winch is proportional, the farther you turn the knob, the faster the winch runs. The white painted line is the center position where the winch is off, and turning the knob one way or the other spools cable in or out. This winch has a 4 pound load limit, not bad for winching RC trucks and jeeps, but I found one that has a 50 pound load limit, perfect for a tank recovery vehicle. The winch also has an on/off switch so I don't accidentally spool out cable while I'm driving. The inside switch turns the truck on and off, and the outside switch turns the winch on and off.

The new motor is in. Today I will be testing it out at Tankland.




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Wow! Will, that's some impressive winching. A tank, a truck, and a halftrack all pulled across carpet! Very nice. Thanks for posting those movies.
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The dual wheels look really good on the rear. And I really like the way you mounted that shovel. I just might have to copy that one.
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The dual wheels look really good on the rear. And I really like the way you mounted that shovel. I just might have to copy that one.
Thanks! I've copied some of your ideas...
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Just ran it through a whole battery with no failures! Good progress. I did get it stuck, and it had to winch it's self out of a gully. Got some movie footage of that...
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I was able to winch the CCKW out of a gully. I had to use the halftrack as an anchor point because the CCKW was enough weight that it started puling the winch truck into the gully. With a line hooked from the winch truck to the halftrack, the CCKW was successfully rescued.

I also took some pictures with all the trucks together to see how well the winch truck fits in with the rest of them.




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It's working well now. I had to beef up some more of the drive train to deal with the bigger motor, but it's a good runner now. I drove it a bunch with no problems, but I did get a lot of road dirt on it...






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Originally Posted by Max-U52
My apologies Paco, I'm about to hijack your thread for just a second.

Will, I just saw that guy's SAS jeep in 1/16 scale.How much of that is WCP? Did you provide all the stowage, or did he have to come up with that on his own? I also saw your SAS truck. Any chance you might do files for that in 1/6 scale? If I could build the truck in 1/6 scale to match my Jeep I think it might even convince me to fire up my printers once again. I haven't had either one of them running in almost 2 years, so I guess it's about time I got off my butt, eh? I'll bet Wayne has already built one in the larger scale, hasn't he?

We should do a chat on Skype. Let me know when would be a good time for you.

Sorry about that Paco, and thanks for your understanding.
Cheers
The guts and body are mines, the details added such as driver and stowage was provided by the builder however i did do all the Jerry cans for the bonnet and rear and sides
Lee does some amazing work, so it was great to see him finish it
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Originally Posted by Pah co chu puk
Just ran it through a whole battery with no failures! Good progress. I did get it stuck, and it had to winch it's self out of a gully. Got some movie footage of that...
Video please

I feel encouraged to do another extreme winch test, but might run a few snatch blocks for a multipoint pull.
I better go order me some more braided stainless line, maybe go thicker aswell haha as i feel i might burst the current stuff
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And then I went and did this movie combining the Bailey bridge and the winch truck. Call it a training exercise at Tankland working out the kinks in the bridge building process. The real bridges were pushed across rivers on rollers by man power, but this shows the basic building process using a winch truck, as well as a shameless parade of my trucks and tank using the bridge. Please enjoy...

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Cool video.

I saw your GPA was "crewless". Mine is also, but I saw this the other day on ZandaToys:

https://www.zandatoys.com/1-16-scale...rew-set-3-pcs/

I bought several things from them including my GPA. Looks like they also have spare parts for the Torro half-track and GPA.

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Those look really good but even if they're prepainted, $30 each is still pretty pricey. I've got the American Diorama figures in most of my vehicles and and now I feel a little silly that I was complaining that they were $10 each. $90 for 3 figures, that's 2/3 the price of the vehicle. I only paid $130 for my GPA, I really can't see putting a $90 crew in it. The American Diorama pieces still come up on eBay once in a while. I guess I'll have to start snapping them up whenever I see them.
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Just did a quick cruise through eBay and I found a seller that has the American Diorama drivers for $10 each. I think they have a lot of them because when I clicked on quantity the options went up to 10. I bought 4.

With tax and shipping it came up to $47, about half what it would cost me to buy 3 of the Torro.
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Cool video.

I saw your GPA was "crewless". Mine is also, but I saw this the other day on ZandaToys:

https://www.zandatoys.com/1-16-scale...rew-set-3-pcs/

I bought several things from them including my GPA. Looks like they also have spare parts for the Torro half-track and GPA.
Thanks a bunch for that link. They have several parts I've been looking for.
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Originally Posted by Pah co chu puk
And then I went and did this movie combining the Bailey bridge and the winch truck. Call it a training exercise at Tankland working out the kinks in the bridge building process. The real bridges were pushed across rivers on rollers by man power, but this shows the basic building process using a winch truck, as well as a shameless parade of my trucks and tank using the bridge. Please enjoy...

https://youtu.be/OvDoYWG2_jk
Love the video, defo think you winning so far with the winching movies haha
The bailey bridge is epic, loved watching that

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